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I was planning to write something about this ban, but a Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil beat me to it in this piece published in Malaysian Insider. I just want to add two more points to what Kamal has written: the...
This is blog visitor tunglang's vision of a liveable and commuter-friendly inner-city George Town and how it can be achieved: Trams plying the streets of old-world-charm George Town. Rapid buses serving the main artery roads (not competing with trams along heritage...
What draws people to Malaysia? Little to do with boutique hotels, Petronas Twin Towers, theme parks, glitzy malls or any other property development.. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIDeeekiofs?rel=0&w=475&h=271] Just the experience of connecting with unique cultures and natural treasures. We have these but...
Apart from the state's heritage, street food is where Penang's real comparative advantage lies. Take a pinch of political will and a small cup of money (to spruce up our act) - and you could rustle up a little...
Penang char koay teow, along with other local culinary delights, has hit the top of the foodie charts! Don't you think it is about time we set up a street food museum to showcase how George Town's street food...
Entering the Great World Park of Penang or Tua Seh Kai was like being teleported into a dreamy entertainment world, the stuff of fantasy and gastronomical delights, recalls tunglang. This was definitely a happy world of nightly entertainment for...
An unusual two-part tribute to Penang street food by Stanley Yu, who is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in London. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fadelHXJcM4?rel=0&w=470&h=269] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb1-C62dvoE?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Notice, he largely avoided the upmarket 'touristy' food courts and found street food at its...
Update (2 August): What is this huge (five-storey?) building in this plan? (It reminds me of the aborted 'airport terminal' building for the Penang Hill Railway.) Something to keep the developers/contractors happy? Do we need yet another 'iconic' building...
As part of the effort to promote Penang street food against the onslaught of fast-food culture and gentrification, I thought a poll to determine once and for all the signature street food dish of Penang would help to whet...
Should migrant workers be allowed to cook Penang street food? Anwar Fazal answers this question beautifully and expresses so eloquently my own gut feelings on the subject. As the street food capital of the world(!), Penang should also have...

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